ST MIRREN teenage ace Dylan Reid has decided against a move to Celtic.
The Scotland Under-17 midfielder was on Ange Postecoglou’s wanted list to join the Hoops B squad and the champions made a £125,000 bid over a week ago, as CQN reported.
Reid has thought over the proposition, but will remain with the Paisley club where he will get a better chance of immediate first-team football with Stephen Robinson’s team.
When the news of the Hoops’ interest broke, Postecoglou said: “I think that’s more for our B team and academy. I’d love to be the man for everything, but I have my limitations in terms of what I’m focused on at the moment.
“Other people are in charge of that area.”
But the Saints have now confirmed their highly-rated youngster will remain at the club for the time being.
A statement read: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that last week it allowed Dylan Reid permission to speak to a fellow cinch Premiership club regarding a possible transfer.
“We can now confirm that Dylan has turned down the opportunity to leave St Mirren at this point in time.
“The St Mirren Youth Academy graduate became the youngest ever player to play for St Mirren, as well as the youngest ever Scottish Premiership player, when he made his debut for Saints at just 16 years and five days old in March 2021.
“He has since gone on to play for the first-team on five occasions – most recently as a substitution in our 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath on Saturday.
“We are pleased that Dylan will remain at St Mirren and look forward to him continuing his development at the club.”